How far ahead do you have to be in Jeopardy! to get this cocky? Jeopardy! contestant Erik Agard decided more than four times the next player's score would be enough to throw away his question on a meme.
In the final-round on Monday night, the contestants were given the answer, "In a hint of the future, in 1973 Marjorie Post gave it to the U.S. Govt. as a warm-weather presidential retreat, but it was returned." It is unknown if Agard truly knew the answer, but his response made him a winner in the eyes of the internet anyway.
Despite the second place player, Joanna Rom, answering correctly, Agard still had a commanding lead. His answer of "What is you doing baby?" had the internet in stitches, referencing the classic meme.
Alec Trebek however was not having it. After struggling to read Agard's handwriting, he realized it was a joke answer and mocked Agard saying, "Well I'm responding incorrectly!"
It's hard to feel bad for the ribbing he received, when Agard still won over $14,000 that day, and the respect of the internet.
Dude’s final Jeopardy answer: “What is you doing baby?” Still wins $40k! 😂 https://t.co/Jt6Bh400LC— Paige (@Paige)1540343610.0
THIS KID WON AND HIS ANSWER TO THE FINAL JEOPARDY WAS "WHAT IS YOU DOING BABY" AND HE STILL WON BY LIKE TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS— taylor grave-robin (@taylor grave-robin)1540252589.0
With the absolute landslide victory on tonights Jeopardy, the champion Erik Agard answered the final jeopardy with… https://t.co/JgwKalGCyS— Fiona Raymond (@Fiona Raymond)1540263827.0
Today’s jeopardy winner really just wrote “what is you doing baby?” for his answer djsdjdbskdjf https://t.co/HLuZd9xn64— LJ Cabutaje (@LJ Cabutaje)1540263598.0
Just saw a guy on Jeopardy with an afro put down a meme as a Final Jeopardy response of "What is you doing baby?" https://t.co/gd1XzR6nIc— Matt Shortle (@Matt Shortle)1540254485.0
I ship “spiciest meme lord” girl and “what is you doing baby” guy #Jeopardy https://t.co/5LHC9gIsJm— Lindsey Woolley (Perret) (@Lindsey Woolley (Perret))1540253579.0
Homeboy just pulled a Sean Connery-esque move on final @Jeopardy tonight. "What is... You doing baby?" 😂 #erikagard— Michael Drohan (@Michael Drohan)1540252958.0
A guy just answered what is you doing baby on jeopardy my life is a movie— david (@david)1540252795.0
jeopardy champion didn’t know final jeopardy tonight so he wrote down “what is you doing baby?” as his response power move— Z (@Z)1540252719.0
Holy shit this guy was so far ahead he couldn't lose in final jeopardy so he answered the final question as "What is you doing baby?"— spoopy (@spoopy)1540252652.0
Erik just got Alex Trebek to say "what is you doing, baby?" Champion in every way. #Jeopardy— Gore-igan Vaughan 😱 (@Gore-igan Vaughan 😱)1540261701.0
Agard's total winnings clock in at just over $40,000. That's a pretty good payout to live in meme infamy.